Jeff Bridges is sharing about his recent fight for life, where he battled both COVID-19 and cancer at the same time.And what made things extremely dire was that he had to undergo chemotherapy treatments while the coronavirus wreaked havoc on his immune system.'The chemo wipes out your immune system and when COVID hit me, I had nothing to fight it,' the Crazy Heart star, 72, revealed to E!
News, before confessing, 'I was just really at death's door a couple of times there.' Story of survival: Jeff Bridges, 72, is opening up about his recent health battles that the actor revealed had him on 'death's door' The Academy Award-winning actor revealed he had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in October 2020.
While most people with NHL survive at least 5 years after a diagnosis, older people like Bridges are more likely to die from the condition, according to Medical News Today.Other factors that affect an individuals outlook include the stage and spread of the cancer.